Broadcasters are being asked to cover more news than ever using fewer resources than before. ENG truck builders like St. Louis-based TEC must carefully select each component in the overall system considering price, compatibility, format, and support. The Ensemble Designs BrightEye 56 provides HD, SD, and analog test signals and a sync pulse generator in a single, affordable rack mount form.
With the recent discontinuation of the Comrex CTA wirelss IFB system some broadcasters are researching replacement systems for ENG wirelss communication. TEC and Broadcast Equipment stand ready to help Comrex users migrate to other wireless IFB systems for use in ENG and DSNG trucks.
Ford announced that the E350---the longtime industry standard for live news gathering---will be discontinued in 2013. The plan is to replace the van series with a newer, larger version of the Ford Transit, which is currently produced in Europe.
What’s that skinny European-looking truck with the funny front end?” First introduced in the US as a fleet vehicle, the Sprinter chassis quickly wowed broadcasters, and remains a resounding diplomat for engineers who demand performance, accountants who cherish ROI, and photographers who prefer to edit in comfort. Click here for more
With recent trends toward compact ENG trucks and COFDM microwave antennas, many broadcasters are looking at shorter, roof-mounted masts. Originally designed for fire truck lighting, towers like Will-Burt’s NS4.5 are ideal for
deploying new microwave technology on a compact ENG truck platform.
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Are you considering a “smaller vehicle” for ENG? New developments with power, microwave, and satellite technology have enhanced smaller truck designs such as Ford Transit Connect and Chevy Tahoe. Click here for more.
Designed years ago to overcome obstacles during breaking news coverage---the Eagle Eye camera system is still the preferred industry mast camera system. As WEWS-TV and WSB-TV hit the streets this year with new 16:9/4:3 selectable eagle eye systems.